A man has been rushed to hospital after being brutally attacked by an “XL Bully” dog.
The horrific incident happened at Longtown Place in Dundee’s Mid Craigie area on Friday.
The 63-year-old man suffered serious arm injuries in the brutal attack.
Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident and the man was taken to hospital.
Locals claimed the dog behind the attack was an XL bully.
A local resident said The courier: “I am aware that a man was attacked by an XL Bully in Longtown Place.
“Police were all over the area on Friday evening and all day on Saturday too.
“I was told that the man was mauled by the dog and that his injuries are quite serious.”
Police officers and a veterinarian arrived at the scene and confiscated the animal.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police received a report that a dog had injured a 63-year-old man at an address in Longtown Place on Friday evening, September 22, 2023.”
“The man required treatment at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for a serious arm injury.
“Officers and a veterinarian attended the scene and the animal was seized.”
Earlier this month, Rishi Sunak announced that American XL Bullies would be banned by the end of the year.
The move came amid a series of attacks by the breed – including on children – and after a man was killed by an XL bully in a horror attack on September 14.
Ian Price, 52, reportedly died while protecting his elderly mother from one of the vicious dogs in Stonall, Staffordshire.
News of the ban – which will come under the Dangerous Dogs Act – has sparked debate. Some agree that the powerful dogs should be banned, while others insist that the blame lies with the bad owners and not the animals.
We previously told how a Scottish mother backed the ban when she revealed she believed her teenage daughter would never recover after being attacked by a vicious dog.
The attack came just months after Angus dog trainer Adam Watts was killed by an XL bully in December 2021, just days before Christmas.
But others have also spoken out against the ban – including Rangers star Todd Cantwell, who defended the animals on social media.
Many owners even protested the ban by marching on Westminster on Saturday.
And an Aberdeen woman said she trusts her beloved XL Bully so much that she feels comfortable when he is near her nine-month-old daughter and even licks the little one’s face.
The Scottish Sun understands that if XL Bullies are banned, all current dogs will receive an amnesty and strict conditions will be imposed on owners – similar to previous bans.
Currently only four dog breeds are banned in the UK; Dogo Argentino, Fila Brasileiro, Japanese Toso and the Pit Bull Terrier.
Possession of a prohibited dog is punishable by an unlimited fine and a prison sentence of up to six months.
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